Take a good look at the faces in the picture (above). The one on the left belongs to Christopher Chope, Conservative MP for Christchurch and the one on the right is our long-term acquaintance, Philip ‘let the disabled work for less than the minimum wage’ Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley.
Yesterday (November 28), they proved that they really were “lower than vermin”, in the words of Aneurin Bevan, when they ‘talked out’ a private members’ bill aiming to outlaw ‘revenge’ evictions by private landlords, carried out against tenants who – for example – requested repairs on the properties they were renting.
Oh look – according to the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, Mr Davies is a landlord (albeit on a small scale), receiving rental income from a flat in London.
With Mr Chope, he made it his business to ensure that it would remain possible for callous landlords to victimise these people – even though it was against the wishes of the Coalition government.
The sort of person who does that is not a representative of the people. The sort of person who does that is supporting the privileged few; the rich landlords who are able to charge ridiculous rents and then throw out their tenants for requesting repairs. The sort of person who does that is chasing the money; supporting profit without responsibility.
This blog would suggest that such a person is a whore, in the worst connotations of the term.
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